Androids crash way more often than iPhones, Galaxy S6 leads shame list
Beyond matters of personal preference, like how an OS looks or subjective brand reliability, what tends to separate Android devices and iPhones in the eyes of many is security and software stability. Well, pricing too, but let’s leave that aside for a moment.
Unfortunately, there’s no fully dependable scientific method of finding out which platform is less vulnerable to glitches, and what phones have the highest failure rate. At least as far as the latter is concerned, though, “leading provider of mobile device diagnostics and secure data erasure solutions” Blancco aims to supply precious insight in quarterly reports.
The Q1 2016 numbers are now in, and unsurprisingly, Android retains the infamous title of most crash-prone mobile OS. The percentage of Google-powered phones that failed in Blancco’s tests (44 percent) is not only staggeringly high, but also close to double the competition’s 25 percent score.
Of the almost one in two Androids that floundered in the three months covered by this study, 7 percent were unreliable Samsung Galaxy S6 units, 6 percent were S5s, and another 6 Lenovo K3 Notes.
Clearly, the S6 and S5 top the disgraceful ranks not because they’re unusually buggy, or not just due to that reason, being in high demand among smartphone users worldwide. That’s not exactly the case of the K3 Note, or the fourth-placed Moto G (3rd gen) for that matter, so it’s probably wise to stay away from those particular models.
In terms of specifically what tends to fail on both iOS and Android handhelds, you could be looking at camera trouble, which is the leading global crash cause, followed by touch issues, battery charging, microphone, and dual SIM instability.